What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures. Seizures are characterized by groups of neurons being activated simultaneously, leading to both outward symptoms like muscle jerking and convulsions, as well as inward symptoms like abnormal sensations. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.
This video covers the different types of seizures, including partial seizures and its subtypes: simple partial and complex partial seizures, as well as generalized seizures and its subtypes: tonic, atonic, clonic, tonic-clonic, myoclonic, and absence seizures. It also briefly covers diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.
This video is brought to you by Osmosis. Along with providing open-access videos, Osmosis offers a comprehensive e-learning platform that connects med students with thousands of flashcards and quiz questions, depending on each student’s needs. Ever wish information would just diffuse into your brain? Well, Osmosis helps make that possible—don’t learn it, osmose it!
Support us on Patreon! – https://goo.gl/izRx2z
We also have free practice questions for the USMLE and NCLEX-RN exams here: https://goo.gl/3oGOEi
Also, we’re social:
Got feedback? We’d love to hear it!
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 international license, which means that you’re free to share and adapt it so long as you follow the Attribution and ShareAlike terms and conditions!
Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH
Fizzle sound effect by Mike Koenig – http://soundbible.com/1308-Fizzle.html